Valentino Rossi

These stories include news about nine-time World Champion Valentino Rossi – MotoGP’s modern hero.

Rossi and Lorenzo speak about qualifying results from Jerez

Man-of-the-moment Jorge Lorenzo put in a blistering qualifying display at his home race in Jerez this afternoon to take his fifth pole with Yamaha in MotoGP. His Fiat Yamaha team-mate Valentino Rossi meanwhile qualified fourth on a blustery afternoon in Andalucia.

It was Lorenzo's second consecutive pole at this track, having taken the top grid spot this time last year before finishing the race third.

Valentino Rossi to attend Isle of Man TT races with Mr. Dainese

Eight-time MotoGP world champion, Valentino Rossi, has confirmed today that he will make his first visit to the world-famous Isle of Man TT races in June this year with Dainese, who recently renewed their current partnership with the Isle of Man TT races as Official Safety Partner for the second successive year. The company's founder and CEO Mr. Lino Dainese will accompany Rossi and Italian legend Giacomo Agostini on this historic visit.

The “Texas Tornado” seems to like the rain

Instead of rising sun at Motegi on Saturday morning it was a case of discovering the land of the falling rain for Colin Edwards at the Polini Grand Prix of Japan, as he held off his rivals to finish on top by a 0.052s margin from former colleague Valentino Rossi.

The Texas Tornado mastered the tricky weather conditions to take the psychological advantage ahead of afternoon qualifying at the Twin Ring track, which is likely to be run in very similar conditions as heavy rain continues to fall.

Stoner Crafted Race Victory Around Fuel Consumption

Australian modified style in early stages of Commercialbank Grand Prix of Qatar.

Casey Stoner almost made the Commercialbank Grand Prix of Qatar look easy, but the Australian revealed after his third consecutive victory at the Losail International Circuit that a lot of concentration and adaptation was needed over the course of the 22-lap race.

A fuel consumption issue had Stoner modifying his style as he streaked out in front, and he explained afterwards that his turning up the heat later on was not a direct response to some fast times from rival Valentino Rossi.

Lorenzo on Pole!… oh that was in 2008 | MotoGP Qatar

Despite qualifying on the front row again at Losail he is concerned about his pace.

Fiat Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo qualified just 0.024s behind his illustrious second placed colleague Valentino Rossi on the Qatar grid on Saturday, but as he commences his second season in MotoGP the Spaniard is playing down his chances in Sunday's race.

Where is Rossi in Qualifying? | MotoGP Qatar

World Champion Valentino Rossi found the first qualifying session... interesting.

Reacting to qualifying second at the Commercialbank Grand Prix of Qatar on Saturday MotoGP title holder Valentino Rossi was in a positive frame of mind ahead of the first race of the year, though he admits he and his team have plenty of work to do on Sunday.

The Italian will be trying to prevent poleman Casey Stoner from registering a hat-trick of Qatar wins as the 2009 season gets underway and says there are some points on the track where he couldn't match the Australian on Saturday.

AGV Wants You to Show Your Face!

Dainese and AGV launch an original and amusing project that encourages all motorcycle racing fans to personalize their Valentino's Face helmets with their own faces.

At the Mugello 2008 Grand Prix race, Valentino wore a helmet that left everyone on hand speechless.

2009 Yamaha YZF-R1 | Achievement in Design Award

Big Bang? No, Think Crossplane.

Yamaha's mass production YZF-R1 superbike has more in common with Valentino Rossi's feral M1 than ever before, now that a key component of championship-winning MotoGP engine technology has trickled down to the track-ready street bike.

Stoner Reviews Excellent 2009 MotoGP Preseason

The fastest rider at all three MotoGP tests this year, Ducati Marlboro's Casey Stoner looks to be in a strong position to challenge Valentino Rossi for the premier class crown.

Casey Stoner's goal this year is clear. He aims to reclaim the MotoGP title from Valentino Rossi having seen the Italian run away with the championship in 2008, as the Australian endured an inconsistent campaign and his 2007 title slipped from his grasp.

Rossi Has Good Feeling About Yamaha M1

Italian on target to try for BMW M Award win and new season.

Last out on track, Valentino Rossi made the most of the five remaining hours of Saturday testing in Jerez to record the second fastest time of the day. The Fiat Yamaha rider appeared on track shortly after 1pm, electing against riding in the wet conditions left behind by some early rainfall. He ended the day with a 1'39.861 fastest time from 65 laps, and a confident outlook on the final day of preseason.

Fiat Yamaha Ready for 2009 MotoGP Season

Second Part of Fiat Yamaha Presentation Sees Team Ready for Coming Season.

Continuing on from the team's online presentation -sent across the world on February 12th of this year- Fiat Yamaha concluded the two-part unveiling of their 2009 project with a press conference in their hospitality suite on Friday evening.

Valentino Rossi Favorite to Win 2009 MotoGP Championship

The bookmakers have Valentino Rossi down as a favorite to win his seventh premier class title.

Following two preseason tests thus far in 2009 and ahead of next week's MotoGP Official Test at Jerez, the bookmakers have marked the reigning MotoGP World Champion Valentino Rossi out as the clear title favourite.

Valentino Rossi Turns 30 Today, February 16th 2009

Valentino Rossi, MotoGP Motorcycle Racer, Turns 30 Today, February 16th 2009.

The Fiat Yamaha rider has had an immensely successful career to date, winning eight world championships, 97 races and becoming the most successful premier-class rider of all time. As he enters his 14th season in the world championship, his sixth with Yamaha, he is still the dominating force in the sport, having recaptured the title in typically exciting style last season.

AGV GP-Tech 5 Continents | Rossi Helmet

Motorcycle Helmet

Just released from AGV (now part of Dainese) is the latest Valentino Rossi-replica helmet. The helmet that Rossi helped design includes his iconic sun and moon graphics on AGV's latest and most technologically advanced racing helmet.

Michael Toschi Moto | Valentino Rossi

The Tribute Jacket to Valentino Rossi.

Michael Toschi created the buzz at our Concours d' Elegance, at the Portola Plaza Hotel in Monterey, Calif., during MotoGP weekend with the introduction of various high-end leather goods and accessories. This collection included motorcycle boots, shoes, shirts, and, of course, the ultimate moto jacket.